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The Psychopaths in Power

The Richest 1% Own 35% of the Wealth

Friday, May 20th, 2011

No one ever says, “I want to be a junkie when I grow up.”

Then again, no one ever says, “I want to be the head of the Fed” or “I want to be the head of the IMF that solicits sex from a hotel maid”, either...

So what is it that separates us?

Why is it that 85% of us (Americans) make less than $100k a year, while others rake in six or seven figures or more?

And how do you go from the former to the latter?

There's no single answer. It's a mix of the conditions you're born into, psychology, desire, dedication, and so on.

Why some people are more successful than others has been a topic of debate from Plato right through to Malcolm Gladwell.

There's even been research showing the most successful among us — those running billion-dollar companies or worse, countries — are psychopaths... those with “an abnormal lack of empathy masked by an ability to appear outwardly normal.”

One percent of the population are psychopaths. But not all are violent criminals; many of them are white-collar.

Psychologists Paul Babiak and Robert Hare, who invented the B-Scan, which identifies developmental needs in management and supervisory staff, say white-collar psychopaths “are prone to being 'subcriminal' psychopaths: smooth-talking, energetic individuals who easily charm their way into jobs and promotions but who are also exceedingly manipulative, narcissistic and ruthless.”

Some say Walt Disney and Henry Ford were such men.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the guy who runs the intergovernmental organization that oversees the global financial system (the IMF), probably is, too.

Is Bernanke? Geithner? Madoff? Mozilo?

That would explain why only 1.5% of Americans make more than a quarter million dollars each year.

And why the Fed and heads of Wall Street banks have no qualms about separating the middle and lower classes from their hard-earned dollars — just as they pushed unsustainable mortgages on people who couldn't afford them and raked in billions from the risky investment vehicles they invented to bet on them while the nation spun into recession, as just one example.

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As the Financial Times recently noted, “the annual incomes of the bottom 90% of U.S. families have been essentially flat since 1973.”

That isn't an accident. It's the result of the top 1% engineering the system so that it only benefits them.

From the lending of credit to entice you to spend to selling you the American dream wrapped up in a white picket fence (any billionaires you know have a quaint little house in the suburbs?), every meticulously planned move was designed to take money out of your pocket and put it into theirs.

And their system has worked well... extremely well.

Today in America, the richest 1% own 35% of the wealth. The richest 20% control 80% of the wealth.

They won't stop until they control 100%.

And that's exactly why we put together this urgent presentation.

If you want to know how they do it, why, and what you can do to prevent it, you need to watch this today.

Call it like you see it,

Nick Hodge


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